adjective Anatomy, Zoology.
situated about or near the ear.
Origin of parotic
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Historical Examples of parotic
Parotidī′tis, Parotī′tis, inflammation of the parotic gland.
The cranium is strongly ossified, and there are no parotic processes or interparietal foramen.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
situated near the ear
Word Origin for parotic
C19: from New Latin paroticus, from Greek para- 1 (near) + -oticus, from ous ear
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Near or beside the ear.
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